Friday, July 1, 2011

June Kit Layouts

Our first challenge this month was to find inspiration in an ad. This was a tough one for me-until I saw this Keds ad in a magazine:
I loved the clean design of the layout and knew that it would work well with the photo that I wanted to scrap. I substituted some of my favorite papers and a journaling box for the extra photos in the ad. The background is embossed cardstock from Core'dinations. I lightly sanded it to show the texture. This photo is of my dad and some of his brothers and sisters (taken around 1937). My dad is the little blonde on the right, next to the pink flower. :)

Challenge #2 for the blog hop was to make an "I" page. I immediately though of my Pinterest boards, which I labeled like Apple products (like the iPod and iPhone.) My boards include iBake, iSew, iScrap, etc. I also lifted this design from a layout that I have "pinned" on my iScrap board. Notice the subtle background stamping on the gray background? I did that with my homemade chicken wire stamp! The metal clips were leftover from my May kit.

My last layout was for Challenge #3, "Get in Shape". The challenge was to use a shape as a design element on your page. I had included this large chipboard heart in my kit and knew that it would be perfect for this challenge. I inked it with Creamy Brown chalk ink and then stamped a small branch with heart-shaped leaves all over with brown ink. I also realized that I used all patterned paper for this layout-the only cardstock is my background, but you can't see it because it is covered with patterned paper strips! I can't remember ever making a project using only patterned paper. I really like the look-it reminds me of an old quilt. :) These photos are of me and my parents last summer.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Today is my last "free" day before a very busy holiday weekend. I hope to get lots of scrapping done!

7 comments:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

Love them all, but the Pinterest one is BRILLIANT!

**Beth

Margie said...

These are all AWESOME!! I agree with beth about your Pinterest being BRILLIANT! I LOVE the way you label your boards!!

S said...

Great job rising to all those challenges - you deserve a nice long weekend.

Court said...

LOVE all of these Sherri!!! My favorite is the pinned up tags for pinterest! SOOO cute! Thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment over at the My Mind's Eye blog! I'm so tickled pink by the warm welcome!

Tara O said...

I love LOVE that B&W photo and of course the LO too. Great page! thanks for the comment on my blog. I keep my CKC in a special file folder and then have a plastic bin for embellisments that I just add onto the next month. Is it the 5th YET???

Jimjams said...

Sherri - I finally got around to hopping around the CKCB blogs - and I am SO glad I found the time. I LOVE your take on the challenge. Please, please, please may I use it for a page of my own - SO clever!

scrappyjacky said...

Love what you've done with the Pinterest page...just so effective.